Biography/Memoir

[Compass Patent GB2572023B]… health

The right to use psychedelic[s] is currently navigating through the legislature, with places like Oregon, Washington DC, [et al.] decriminalizing psychedelic plant-based drugs… A revolution is sweeping mental health. Not since President Nixon declared war on drugs have researchers and traditional practitioners been able to share the results. The early data shows that plant-based therapy…

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Politics

…bills on kratom…

Kratom is a plant… that grows naturally… an herbal remedy to help with pain, fatigue… But she worries about wording in the [Oregon] House bill that puts the Oregon Department of Agriculture, rather than the federal government, in charge of regulating it… …[and currently] believes that the federal Food and Drug Administration is the appropriate…

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Spirituality

Grand Rapids may decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms, plants…

The push in Grand Rapids follows the success of sister group Decriminalize Nature Ann Arbor… which got Ann Arbor city leaders to adopt a similar resolution in September 2020. Following that vote, Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit declared support for the resolution and said his office would no longer prosecute those acts in the county.…

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Spirituality

Arcata public safety committee backs decriminalizing psychedelic plants, fungi

Dr. James Latham said he was reached by another member of Decriminalize Nature Humboldt to provide the physician’s perspective… just like cannabis, decriminalization is the first step, Latham said. “With deprioritization, you mentioned people healing and having access to that healing. Could someone come to your office and say, ‘I’m really struggling with depression and…

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Spirituality

…ready for further mushroom decriminalization?

In addition to suggesting that council formally decriminalize sharing of psychedelic mushrooms… “I personally don’t have a problem with [people sharing mushrooms] as long as there’s not money being exchanged. I don’t think that we would be prosecuting people who, for example, are giving some to their friend or relative. I think the selling it…

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Science

Scientific study… suggests that kratom can suppress/kill cancer cells

…the most interesting finding in this study is that Kratom by itself can suppress and kill cancer cells to a certain extent. [University Sains Malaysia study now on Pubmed]… since Big Pharma makes countless billions of dollars on cancer drugs/treatments, it is incredibly unlikely that any company would fund the research necessary to thoroughly ascertain…

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Medicine/Healing

…comments on kratom

…the FDA said the comments will be reviewed as it prepares a response to the World Health Organization (WHO), which is considering whether to place international restrictions on kratom and six other psychoactive substances. Under international treaties, WHO is required to assess the use of psychoactive substances and advise the United Nations on whether they…

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Anthropology

“An unprecedented achievement anywhere”—Thailand’s decriminalization of kratom

The Thai government voted to remove kratom from the nation’s list of “narcotics,” making an unambiguous statement after 80 years of speculation on the plant’s role. In a recently released report published in the International Journal of Drug Policy, researchers surveyed over 1,000 Thai citizens about their views on the plant’s decriminalization. The results showed a majority in favour of…

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Modern Culture

Why… love… [consciousness expansion]

Drugs are whatever the government says they are. And for a long time, the government has classified them in a deeply dishonest and cynical way. We call this absurdity “the drug war.” But here’s the good news (especially if you’re one of the groups victimized by it): The drug war is dying.  One way to determine…

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Biography/Memoir

Billionaire Charles Koch on why cannabis should be legal

As a staunch libertarian, he [states he] sees cannabis prohibition as a basic infringement on personal freedom, as well as a destructive public policy that adds to America’s mass-incarceration problem… looks to a 19th-century French economist for wisdom. “For a law to be respected,” Koch says, paraphrasing Frédéric Bastiat, “it must be respectable.” Koch is…

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